Free and Open Source: The Inside Scoop on FME and FOSS
As a software developer, coding something that’s already been designed, implemented, and optimized is a pretty gigantic waste of time. Open source libraries help developers avoid re-inventing wheels. At this year’s FME UC, PostGIS founder Paul Ramsey took the stage to talk about the awesomeness that is Open Source. He explained how it’s important that […]
Operation Pukaurua: Clearing Unexploded Ordnance in the Solomon Islands
The New Zealand Defence Force led a multi-national operation to find and clear WWII ordnance from the Solomon Islands, using FME to produce KML versions of the project data that integrated multiple site photographs.
How to Create Powerful ArcGIS Online Workflows (Infographic)
ArcGIS Online is Esri’s web-based mapping platform that lets you instantly create and share spatial information. Below are a few ways to do even more with this powerful service, including sophisticated data integration, workflow automation, and real-time updates. Click the videos in the image to see demos, or view the resources at the bottom of this […]
FME Cloud Latest Features
It’s been a while since we launched the beta of FME Cloud. Since then, we’ve been working to add new features and improve the platform. For those of you that don’t know, FME Cloud is a new way to deploy FME Server. Rather than installing and hosting FME Server yourself, we host and manage it for you, […]
INSPIRE Directive: 5 Tips for Providing Data to Europe’s SDI
Forgive me, but I get excited about the INSPIRE Directive. In this post I’ll share some tips for providing data to the EU’s Spatial Data Infrastructure. But first, what is INSPIRE all about? What is the INSPIRE Directive? INSPIRE (or Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) is a European Union directive that aims to create […]
FME 2014 SP3 Release: WebSockets, CORS, and more
Get out your party hats! FME 2014 Service Pack 3 was released today. Here’s a summary of what you need to know. For the full list of changes, including specific bug fixes, see the What’s New lists for FME Desktop and FME Server. WebSocket security We’ve added TLS (SSL) support for WebSockets. This applies to […]
The Top Ten FME Tips of All Time! (Part 1)
Your FME Evangelist, having just completed his tenth year working at Safe Software, thought he’d pass on some of this experience in the form of the top ten FME tips of all time!
Of course ten’s a bit much for one article; so here are numbers 10-6. Read on and then send us your tips, because numbers 5-1 are coming from you!
Moving Data over the Web: AJAX vs. WebSockets vs. Webhooks
My colleague once referred to FME Server as “web glue”, and he’s not wrong to call it that. In fact, I spend a fair bit of my time experimenting with methods for moving data over the web. In this post I’m going to focus on three of the most popular methods: AJAX, HTML5 WebSockets, and Webhooks. […]
Your Smallworld GIS Data Isn’t Doing Enough
Do more with GE Smallworld data. Learn how to integrate it with other formats and systems, convert it, automate workflows, validate, restructure, and more.
CAT to GIS: Tracking Cats via GPS on Google Earth
Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? What do they do? How do they entertain themselves? Is there a secret cat meeting place in every major city? When Safers found out about Cat Tracker, we couldn’t resist. This science project is dedicated to tracking your cat’s GPS locations to find out […]